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    Fourth grade
    is an exciting
    year!


     



    What do we learn in fourth grade English Language Arts (ELA)?



    WRITING

         Students learn to improve their writing through the writing process, which includes peer editing groups and teacher conferencing during the editing stage.  We write personal narratives, informational essays, and persuasive essays.

    READING
     
         Students learn to apply various reading strategies during reading clinics, guided reading, literature circles, independent reading, and whole group theme reading to promote higher order thinking, text analysis, improved comprehension and fluency.
      

    Our Reading Curriculum
     
         The teaching of reading at the elementary level consists of strategy and skill instruction based on the five key areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. 
     
    Areas of Study
     
    word study
    phonemic awareness
    phonics
    grammar
     fluency
     comprehension
    fiction
    nonfiction
    text interpretation
    comprehension strategies
    comprehension skills
    vocabulary
     
    Critical thinking skills and strategies: 
    understanding words
    finding information
    identifying main idea
    sequencing
    making inferences
    predicting
    questioning
    summarizing
    finding similarities and differences
    drawing conclusions
    point of view and purpose
    cause and effect
    fact or opinion
    synthesize information
    story structure
    text dependent analysis
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     




     
     
     
     
     SOCIAL STUDIES 
     
     The students study map skills, the regions of Pennsylvania,
    PA government, PA history and the US Regions. 
     Our field trip to the State Capitol in Harrisburg and the State Museum
    coordinate wonderfully with our social studies units.